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    So ....the trip is booked and paid for.....we will camping at the following places, and would appreciate some tips regarding places to see and things to do, as well as suggested tire pressures in the Karoo-
    Camdeboo National Park(Thanks Marais)
    Sterland in Sutherland
    Swart rug in Kagga Kama
    Bobbejaanskrans in Kagga Kamma
    Skoorsteenberg
    Tankwa Tented Camp
    Perdekloof-Tankwa
    Langkloof -Tankwa
    Fynbos Guest Farm-Wolseley
    Karoo National Park
    We have also been gifted 4 days at Speelhuis in Langebaan.

    We look forward to any hints and tips you may have.

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    I can't add to this, but am very interested in this. We try and amble off to Bots and Nam, yet don't know our own back yard. Well, me anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus and Zelda View Post
    So ....the trip is booked and paid for.....we will camping at the following places, and would appreciate some tips regarding places to see and things to do, as well as suggested tire pressures in the Karoo-
    Camdeboo National Park(Thanks Marais) -‚‚Äča visit to Nieu Bethesda, owl house must and enquire about the horse cart (fossil museum) ride where you get nice history/story of the town.
    Sterland in Sutherland
    Swart rug in Kagga Kama
    Bobbejaanskrans in Kagga Kamma
    Skoorsteenberg
    Tankwa Tented Camp
    Perdekloof-Tankwa
    Langkloof -Tankwa
    Fynbos Guest Farm-Wolseley
    Karoo National Park
    We have also been gifted 4 days at Speelhuis in Langebaan.

    We look forward to any hints and tips you may have.

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    Thanks Dwayne

    We watched a YT video about the Owl House.... looks fascinating.... and itís on the list of to doís

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    Moenie dink nie, doen net.
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    You guys deserve a break away.
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    When at Fynbos, take a drive to Tulbagh. Beautifully restored after the earthquake. Twee Jongzellen Winery. True Cape Dutch architecture.

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    When in Sutherland, I assume you want to take a look at SALT? Well worth the visit.

    Also, the guy who owns Sterland (Jurg) does a great stargazing activity if you're into that sort of thing. He's very knowledgeable. Starts with a lecture, then it's off to his telescopes where he points out some interesting stars and constellations for you to look at. I loved it.

    But, I suppose that's why you're going to Sutherland in the first place?

    The golf course is also worth a look for "amusement". There is no grass on the fairways, only semi-desert and because of that you can also use a tee on the "fairways". The greens are actually black; I believe some sort of building sand mixed with oil to bind it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus and Zelda View Post
    So ....the trip is booked and paid for.....we will camping at the following places, and would appreciate some tips regarding places to see and things to do, as well as suggested tire pressures in the Karoo-
    Camdeboo National Park(Thanks Marais)
    Sterland in Sutherland
    Swart rug in Kagga Kama Ask For site 5 in advance
    Bobbejaanskrans in Kagga Kamma
    Skoorsteenberg
    Tankwa Tented Camp
    Perdekloof-Tankwa
    Langkloof -Tankwa
    Fynbos Guest Farm-Wolseley
    Karoo National Park
    We have also been gifted 4 days at Speelhuis in Langebaan.

    We look forward to any hints and tips you may have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus and Zelda View Post
    So ....the trip is booked and paid for.....we will camping at the following places, and would appreciate some tips regarding places to see and things to do, as well as suggested tire pressures in the Karoo-
    Camdeboo National Park(Thanks Marais) Don't forget to visit the Valley of Desolation and take Zelda for a romantic dinner at Polka restaurant in Graaff Reinet. There are excellent Karoo lamb dishes on the menu
    Sterland in Sutherland
    Swart rug in Kagga Kama
    Bobbejaanskrans in Kagga Kamma
    Skoorsteenberg
    Tankwa Tented Camp
    Perdekloof-Tankwa
    Langkloof -Tankwa
    Fynbos Guest Farm-Wolseley
    Karoo National Park
    We have also been gifted 4 days at Speelhuis in Langebaan.

    We look forward to any hints and tips you may have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus and Zelda View Post
    So ....the trip is booked and paid for.....we will camping at the following places, and would appreciate some tips regarding places to see and things to do, as well as suggested tire pressures in the Karoo-
    Camdeboo National Park(Thanks Marais)
    Sterland in Sutherland
    Swart rug in Kagga Kama
    Bobbejaanskrans in Kagga Kamma
    Skoorsteenberg
    Tankwa Tented Camp
    Perdekloof-Tankwa
    Langkloof -Tankwa
    Fynbos Guest Farm-Wolseley
    Karoo National Park - Chris Barnard museum in Beaufort West is excellent history of Prof Chris Barnard.
    We have also been gifted 4 days at Speelhuis in Langebaan.

    We look forward to any hints and tips you may have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ama-newbie View Post
    When in Sutherland, I assume you want to take a look at SALT? Well worth the visit.

    Also, the guy who owns Sterland (Jurg) does a great stargazing activity if you're into that sort of thing. He's very knowledgeable. Starts with a lecture, then it's off to his telescopes where he points out some interesting stars and constellations for you to look at. I loved it.

    But, I suppose that's why you're going to Sutherland in the first place?

    The golf course is also worth a look for "amusement". There is no grass on the fairways, only semi-desert and because of that you can also use a tee on the "fairways". The greens are actually black; I believe some sort of building sand mixed with oil to bind it...
    I believe Jurgs stargazing presentations are legendary....just watched a YT video about him....thank you.

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    Thank you Gavin

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    Dankie Marais

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    I had planned the following camps last year April when I went on leave:

    Karoo NP
    Tankwa NP _ Perdekloof
    Stormsrivier mond
    Camdeboo NP

    We unfortunately were stopped from staying anywhere after our third night in Karoo NP because of the hard lockdown that was implemented then.

    We moved all the bookings to February 2021

    So we will be visiting two of the places on your list in three weeks time, and we had visited Karoo NP last year.
    Karoo NP I enjoyed tremendously, and the camping area is very nice, with lots of shade and clean well maintained ablutions.
    They were very good with COVID precautions then, so I expect the same now.

    Ill give feedback on Tankwa and Camdeboo as soon as we have been there..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    I had planned the following camps last year April when I went on leave:

    Karoo NP
    Tankwa NP _ Perdekloof
    Stormsrivier mond
    Camdeboo NP

    We unfortunately were stopped from staying anywhere after our third night in Karoo NP because of the hard lockdown that was implemented then.

    We moved all the bookings to February 2021

    So we will be visiting two of the places on your list in three weeks time, and we had visited Karoo NP last year.
    Karoo NP I enjoyed tremendously, and the camping area is very nice, with lots of shade and clean well maintained ablutions.
    They were very good with COVID precautions then, so I expect the same now.

    Ill give feedback on Tankwa and Camdeboo as soon as we have been there..
    That would be greatly appreciated, thank you.... counting the days... 78 to go🤣

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus and Zelda View Post
    That would be greatly appreciated, thank you.... counting the days... 78 to go🤣
    SLEEPS not days! You must learn to get the terminology correct!

    Very jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme McConnachie View Post
    SLEEPS not days! You must learn to get the terminology correct!

    Very jealous.

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    Thank you Graeme

    I stand corrected

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    67 Sleeps

    Gerber long range tank fitted
    Harrison plug charging for trailer fitted
    FJ rims and tires fitted to trailer with no clearance issues
    Trailer bearings replaced and spare bearings procured

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    Final shakedown trip on Valentines weekend at Kamp Skeurklip on Collings Pass.

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